Amelia’s granny forgets lots of things. Little things, like where she put her glasses, and big things like people and places. But everything anyone has ever forgotten is stored in The Forgettery, and there Amelia and her granny learn the power of making memories.
Delve into the magical world of The Forgettery, a heartwarming and imaginative adventure that beautifully celebrates the unique bond between grandparents and grandchildren. Authored by the award-winning Rachel Ip and adorned with the enchanting illustrations of Laura Hughes, this picture book gently touches on the sensitive topic of memory loss.
- A Magical Journey: Join a grandmother and granddaughter on a magical and imaginative adventure that unravels the wonders of a fantastical world where memories, old and new, are explored.
- Sensitive Exploration: Filled with warmth and gentle humour, The Forgettery delicately addresses the challenging topic of dementia and memory loss, providing a platform for meaningful discussions with little ones.
- Award-Winning Excellence: Recognized by the English Association English 4-11 Picture Book Awards in the Fiction 4-7 Category, this book stands out for its poignant storytelling and captivating illustrations.
- Global Relevance: In a world where over 850,000 people live with dementia in the UK alone, and nearly 50 million globally, The Forgettery resonates as a relevant and important narrative for families navigating memory-related challenges.
- Adventure and Understanding: Rachel Ip's tender storytelling captures the unique connection between generations, while Laura Hughes' illustrations create a wondrous space where memories are stored, revisited, and new ones made.
About the Author:
Rachel Ip, a UK-born author residing in Hong Kong, is celebrated for her award-winning picture books. Her stories often reflect real-world events or experiences, and she draws from her extensive experience reading to her own children.
About the Illustrator:
Laura Hughes, an award-winning and best-selling illustrator, has lent her artistic brilliance to over 20 children's books. Her illustrations, characterized by their loose, energetic style, have earned her accolades, including the Oscar’s Book Prize in 2018 for 'There’s a Pig Up My Nose.' Hughes' artistic mediums range from inks to gouache paint and crayons, with digital refinement bringing her creations to life.